Easter Orchids

May 29, 2014 [update]: Our Doritaenopsis (Dtps) Chain Xen ‘Pearl Mercury’ finally bloomed. The size of the flowers are spectacular.

Dtps. Chain Xen 'Pearl Mercury'

Apr. 19, 2014: It’s Easter egg hunt season and that’s what our day turned out to be. We first went to Telly’s Greenhouse to check out their orchid offerings among other things. No luck. They had the usual Phals, a sad-looking over-priced Cymbidium, a sad-looking over-priced Dendrobium, and a sad-looking over-priced Miltonia. When we asked if any of the sad-looking plants were discounted, we got rudeness from the cashier telling us no, they’re sold full price. It was definitely a shock to us to get that treatment from a non-chain nursery/greenhouse.

So we went to the English Gardens at Eastpointe to continue our hunt. Still no luck with orchids.

We still had time to rush over to Larry’s Orchids and Tropicals so we did. That’s where we found our Easter orchids.

Sarcoglottis sceptrodes
This Sarcoglottis sceptrodes was in the Ugly Duckling rack for $5. Couldn’t pass up the opportunity to own one at that price!

Sarcoglottis sceptrodes flowers internet picture
Sarcoglottis sceptrodes are more popular for their foliage than their flowers. The flowers still look very interesting tho (picture from Internet).

Masdevallia UrubambaMasdevallia Urubamba was the pick of the day to add to my Masdie collection.

Masdevallia Urubamba flower internet pictureMasdevallia Urubamba flower (picture from Internet)

Doritis pulcherrima v. pink
Larry got so geeked to see another different Doritis available: Doritis pulcherrima v. pink

Doritis pulcherrima v. pink internet pictureThere was a discussion at the Larry’s Orchid shop floor about how the flowers of this variety really look. We’ll have to bloom it to truly find out. The above picture from the Internet is what seems to be the result for now.

Doritaenopsis (Dtps) Chain Xen 'Pearl Mercury'Doritaenopsis (Dtps) Chain Xen ‘Pearl Mercury’

Dtps Chain Xen 'Pearl Mercury' flowers internet pictureThe flowers of this hybrid look great (picture from Internet). An actual named Phalaenopsis!

Orchid count: #141-144


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